You will be collected from your Kigali city accommodation at 4:30am by your English-speaking driver/guide. All transfers are in a private 4×4 Landcruiser vehicle.
Transfer 2.5 hrs by road to the Gorilla trekking headquarters.
Enjoy the wildlife encounter of a lifetime as you trek the majestic mountain gorillas.
After the trek, you will be returned to Kigali. Continue with your own arrangements.
** We will drop off in Kigali at hotels or airport. Should you require accommodation in Kigali for this evening please contact us for a quotation.
Volcanoes National Park
Set high on the jungle-covered slopes of the volcanic Virunga Mountains (a chain of volcanoes with altitudinal ranges of 3500m-4507m) the rare Mountain Gorillas reside at these high altitudes. The Parc National des Volcans is best known as a sanctuary for the mountain gorillas and visitors can trek to visit these gentle giants in their misty mountain home.
Rwanda Gorilla Trekking
In order to minimize behavioural disturbances to the gorillas, only 8 people are allowed to visit each of the families and for a period not exceeding 1 hour. This means that only 80 people are allowed in the park daily. The limits serve to protect gorillas from the risk of exposure to human-borne diseases. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas.
There are only around 1,000 mountain gorillas remaining in their natural habitat. These habitats are in Rwanda, Uganda and Congo. Presently, Rwanda not only enjoys the best security in the region but also has the easiest access routes for visiting the mountain gorillas. There are currently ten habituated gorilla families which can be visited and two golden monkey families (Kabatwa & Musonga).
From: USD $1,975 per person (based on 2 people in 2020)
** Please contact us for solo traveller rates.
Private transfers (English speaking driver/guide)
Bottled water in vehicle
1 x Gorilla trekking permit per person
Medical evacuation voucher
** We do not charge any fees for payments by credit card ***
Drinks and all other meals
Accommodation in Kigali
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